HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge, MassachusettsLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1636Established Year
  22000Enrollment

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Established as Harvard College in 1636, it is the oldest university in the United States.

The university offers 46 undergraduate degree programs or majors; 134 graduate programs; and 32 professional degree programs. Harvard University has over 36,000 students enrolled in 15 different schools with the most-sought-after programs being -

  • Economics
  • Political Science and Government
  • History
  • Liberal Arts and Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • English Language and Literature

Why Choose Harvard University?

  • One of highest endowments with $39.2 billion for 2018
  • Alumni consists of eight U.S. presidents, more than 30 foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars
  • Athletic and cultural achievements include 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prizes, and 108 Olympic medals (46 gold, 41 silver, and 21 bronze)
  • Contributes over $5 billion to the local economy each year
  • Invests approximately $1 billion in research with $868 million invested in 2018

Programs and Schools at Harvard University

The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in more 150 programs under 15 different schools -

  1. Harvard College
  2. Harvard Business School
  3. Harvard Division of Continuing Education
  4. Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  5. Harvard Divinity School
  6. Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  7. Harvard Graduate School of Design
  8. Harvard Graduate School of Education
  9. Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  10. Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  11. Harvard Kennedy School
  12. Harvard Law School
  13. Harvard Medical School
  14. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  15. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Campus and Residence at Harvard University

Harvard University has a main campus on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Allston Campus, Massachusetts holds Harvard Business School, Harvard Stadium and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The Longwood Campus, Cambridge has the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Housing Facility

98% undergraduate students live on-campus in 12 different houses each with a capacity to hold 300-500 students

Graduate students are accommodated across housing facility offered by each school. These housing can hold 300-3000 students.

Admission Process at Harvard University

Prerequisites for admission into Harvard University -

  • Official Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Test Score - SAT/ACT(UG students); SAT Subject Tests(select courses); GRE/GMAT Score(graduate students)
  • English language proficiency test score: TOEFL; IELTS; PTE Score
  • Resume or CV(graduate students)

Admission Process

  • Students must apply directly on the official website of university for school the want to study in
  • Additional requirements are applicable depending upon the school and program
  • Early action application deadline - November 1
  • Regular action application deadline - January 1
  • Application fee for UG application is $75
  • Application fee for graduate application is $100

Cost and Expenses incurred at Harvard University

Estimated average expenditure for a year at Harvard University is tabulated below -

CategoryAmount
Average Tuition fee$48,340
Room charges, utilities and meal plan$ 20,452
Books and supplies$800-$1,200
Board rate$6,551
Estimated miscellaneous expenses$3,000
Cost of travel$ 1,374-$3000

Scholarship and Financial Aid offered by Harvard University

  • Harvard University awards over $1 billion in financial aid like scholarships and grants each year.
  • Average grant amount received by students is $48,400
    • Students from families with annual income of less than $65,000 do not have to pay any tuition fee
    • Students from families with annual income between $65,00 and $150,000 have to pay 10% of tuition fee
  • Almost 100% students can graduate debt-free from Harvard University

Harvard University Alumni

Harvard University presently has 330,000 living alumni worldwide. The alumni enjoy access to a number of benefits offered by the university like -

  • Access to Harvard Library Electronic Resources
  • Harvard Alumni World MasterCard
  • Harvard Magazine
  • Lenovo Direct for Harvard Alumni Association
  • Harvard COOP
  • Harvard University Employees Credit union
  • Specifically curated full-length courses for alumni community
  • HAA Travels: Opportunity to travel around the world with Harvard alumni and faculties.

List of Notable Alumni 

  • Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Benazir Bhutto - 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • George W. Bush - 43rd President of the United States
  • Bill Gates - Founder of Microsoft
  • Mark Zuckerberg - Co-Founder of Facebook
  • Ban Ki-moon - Secretary-General of the United Nations
Find a Program
5 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$43,602 - 44,671 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$43,602 - 44,671 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$48,416 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$46,916 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 46,916
Post graduate Tuition Fees$46915.99
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 19,651
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
31,120
International Students
5,493
Male : Female Ratio
52:48
Student : Faculty Ratio
7:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
Application Deadline
December 15, 2018
Start of Application process September 01, 2018
End of Application process December 15, 2018
Application Fee
$ 75
Application website www.commonapp.org/
Accepts common App Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
5.6%
Min. 7.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 80
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  • 2019
  • Global Rank (Out of 1250)
    #1
    Score (Out of 100)
    #100

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